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English Conversation – Conspiracy Theories

Friday, January 8, 2016 @ 05:01 PM
posted by Jo

conspiracyA conspiracy is a secret agreement between two or more people to commit an illegal or harmful act. There are many unproven conspiracy theories of varying degrees of popularity, frequently related to government plans, murder plots, suppression of secret technology and knowledge, and other supposed schemes behind certain political, cultural, and historical events.

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English Conversation – Safety

Monday, September 2, 2013 @ 04:09 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about safety.  Safety is the state of being "safe". It is the condition of being protected against physical, social, financial, political, occupational, psychological, or other types or consequences of failure, damage, error, accidents, or any other event which could harm you. Safety can also be defined as the control of hazards to achieve an acceptable level of risk. This can take the form of being protected from the event or from exposure to something that causes harm. It can include protection of people or of possessions.  read more

English Conversation – Human Rights

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 02:07 AM
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This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about human rights. Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination.  Universal human rights are often guaranteed by the law of a country, general principles and other sources of international law. International human rights laws give down obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and freedoms of individuals or groups.  read more

English Conversation – Hotels

Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 07:07 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about hotels.  A hotel is a place that people stay when they are on holiday or when they need to take a business trip to another city or country. There is a huge range of hotel types from budget hotels to super-luxurious ones.  Some of the typical features of hotels are swimming pool, spa, sauna, gym, television, internet and restaurant. Nowadays, there are many unique and unusual hotels, such as hotels made of ice or hotels located high up in a tree. Most people enjoy staying in a hotel, but people who travel often may find that being home is far more enjoyable.  read more

English Conversation – Stereotypes

Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 11:07 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about stereotypes.  A stereotype is an over generalized belief about a particular group of people.  There are many kinds of stereotypes but the most common ones are those to do with nationality, religion, age and gender.  Using stereotypes is a way to simplify our social world and they can help us to respond quickly to situations because we may have had a similar experience before. But one disadvantage is that it makes us ignore differences between individuals and we may judge a person without even knowing anything about them.

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English Conversation – Superstitions

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 @ 02:07 AM
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This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about superstitions.  Superstitions are irrational or unscientific beliefs about things that happen in daily life.  They cause us to act in strange ways or believe in unusual things. They have existed for thousands of years and even though many superstitions might seem silly to us today, they continue to influence our behaviour.  Superstitions vary from country to country and are usually related to things that are thought to bring us either good luck or bad luck.

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English Conversation – Stress

Saturday, June 29, 2013 @ 12:06 PM
posted by Jo

 

Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure and makes us feel unable to cope with something.  Many things can cause stress, particularly work, relationships and financial problems. Stress can affect how we think, feel, and behave, and can even affect our health. Common signs of stress include sleeping problems, loss of appetite and having difficulty concentrating. Luckily, there are many things we can do to help relieve stress, such as getting exercise, talking with friends, starting a new hobby, or owning a pet.

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Business English – Work-Life Balance

Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 12:04 PM
posted by Jo

Work-life balance refers to the balance between a person's career and his or her personal life. Many people work longer hours and have fewer holidays and days off, in part because of globalization, outsourcing, and a loss of job security. As a result, employees have less time for personal interests, friends and family. Such an imbalance can lead to reduced productivity, depression and high levels of stress.  Although the employee makes the choice to work longer hours, the corporate culture is also responsible. Companies should educate their workers on the importance of a healthy work-life balance.

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